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What does it take to be happy at work?

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Insights and lessons learned from Corporate Rebels Pim and Joost at my alma mater Roffey Park Institute – in my Guest Blog spot I pop the pin of my own assumptions and ask my inner nitwit to stop sharing in the echo chamber of my own mind. If you care to read about these insights, click here and […]

Walking the talk: IPNLF’s values influence culture & performance

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Have you ever experienced the default culture of an organisation? This is an operating environment that evolves from “the way we do things around here”: how people talk to one another; which actions and outcomes are recognised and rewarded; whether enacted policies and structures limit or enable people to unleash their potential at work; and […]

Where the wild things are

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I spent time over the last couple of years travelling to Portland, Oregon to help a passionate and courageous group of people strategise about how they were going to bring their new organisation into being. The result is Ocean Outcomes: an organisation dedicated to helping communities and the seafood industry improve the sustainability of wild fisheries. Not […]

Helping women make shift happen in the global south

I am pleased as punch to have been elected to the Board of Directors for WOCAN. Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) is a global non-profit organisation working out of Bangkok, Thailand to make demonstrable, measurable change in women’s lives. It is a vast networked organisation that focuses on women’s […]

Initiatives to close the corporate gender gap gaining attention and momentum

EDGE Certified Foundation made the news in September 2014 as the first US-based Fortune 500 company, L’Oréal USA, achieved certification to the EDGE standard. The standard measures a company’s commitment to and progress on closing the gender gap in the workplace. Based on the idea that “what gets measured, gets done”, the EDGE standard focuses on […]

Shift is happening!

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I am proud and excited to announce that I am the new Executive Director of the EDGE Certified Foundation. EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality. EDGE is a global certification scheme created in Switzerland and is dedicated to closing the workplace gender gap. This voluntary scheme takes a systemic and strategic approach to […]

Want to change? Be more you.

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This post is inspired by the launch of our associate Edward Kellow’s new website “Kellow Learning“.   “…change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not.” Arnold Beisser, The Paradoxical Theory of Change, 1970 In a classic and often quoted work about Gestalt therapy, Beisser sets […]

Banish the beige

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I wrote this in January, 2013.  The journey to make shift happen at Meridian Prime really took off after this! It’s been a reflective start to 2013. For some months I’ve been playing around with ideas to rebrand and relaunch my work and my company. By the end of the year I had come up […]

Launching our new look

We are pleased and proud to launch Meridian Prime’s new website, branding, tag line and approach. We have embraced the idea of making shift happen for ourselves and of banishing the beige from our lives, especially work. To that end, we have created a dynamic and more contemporary web presence. Along with the new look, […]